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Welcome to Eclipse Tours!

Ring of Fire Expeditions (ROFE) is the longest consecutive astronomical tour organization in the United States. ROFE specializes in astro-tourism since 1970 with expeditions organized and led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society; they are arranged by Future Travel in Houston, Texas USA. These include tours to observe such events as Halley’s Comet, the Leonid meteor shower, transits of Venus, spacecraft reentries, solar eclipses (land, sea and air), auroras (land, sea, and air), lunar eclipses, grazing lunar occultations, and occultations of stars by minor planets.

The number of eclipse tours listed that we have completed are for separate solar eclipses, not just individual programs. We are a public outreach effort of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society led by amateur astronomers and welcome all persons who are interested in astronomy and the natural sciences. You do not need to have a science background or any prior experience to join us! On some expeditions there may be a science component where we attempt observations from the edges of the path of solar eclipses to obtain data on changes in the radius of the Sun.

Solar Eclipse Tours | Solar Eclipse Cruises | Astronomy Tours

2019 Tours

17th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA
March 4-8, 2019
STATUS: 1 COMPLETED

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ECLIPSE#48 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Chile LAND TOUR
July 2, 2019
STATUS: COMPLETED 

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ECLIPSE#48 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-TAHITI CRUISE
June 27-July 7, 2019
STATUS: COMPLETED

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18th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA
October 25-29, 2019
STATUS: TOUR IS CLOSED

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ECLIPSE#49 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-India 
December 26, 2019
STATUS: TOUR IS CLOSED

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2020 Tours

19TH AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA 
February 19-23, 2020

STATUS: SOLD OUT!

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ECLIPSE#50 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-Oman
June 21, 2020
STATUS: SOME SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE; one male looking for a rommate

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ECLIPSE#51 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Argentina
December 10-15, 2020
STATUS:ALL 3 TOURS WAIT LIST ONLY.

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2021 Tours

21st AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

February 2021

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

 

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ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-Canada
June 10, 2021
STATUS: DUE TO POOR WEATHER PROSPECTS THIS WILL BE A PRIVATE EXPEDITION

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22 nd AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

October  2021

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

 

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ECLIPSE#52 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Antarctica
November 28 – December 11, 2021
STATUS: 91% SOLD

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2022 Tours (no solar eclipse tours)

23rd AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

February 2022

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

April 30, 2022

PRIVATE EXPEDITION

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24th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

October 2022

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

October 25, 2022

PRIVATE EXPEDITION

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2023 Tours

ECLIPSE#53 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Australia or Indonesia
April 20, 2023

STATUS: To be developed

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ECLIPSE#54 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA (Texas, New Mexico, Utah)
October 14, 2023
STATUS: To be developed

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2024 Tours

ECLIPSE#55 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA or Mexico
April 8, 2024

STATUS: OPEN FOR DRAFT PROGRAM SIGNUP. 10 DAY CRUISE! 

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ECLIPSE#56 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE- (Easter Island/Argentina)
October 8, 2024
STATUS: To be developed

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